Overall results

 

Results by fields of knowledge

  • Times Higher Education ranking (2022):
    • 72nd highest ranked university in the world in economics and business (1st in Spain and 24th in Europe)
    • Among the 125 top universities in the world in law (2nd in Spain and 62nd in Europe)
    • Among the 150 top universities in the world in social sciences (2nd in Spain(includes communication and political science)
    • Among the 175 top universities in the world in arts and humanities (4th in Spain) (includes humanities and translation and language sciences)
    • Among the 250 top universities in the world in engineering and technology (1st in Spain)
    • Among the 250 top universities in the world in clinical, pre-clinical and health (5th in Spain)
  • QS Ranking (2022). UPF ranks in 4 out of 5 areas of knowledge:
    • 74th highest ranked university in the world in social sciences and management
    • 186th highest ranked university in the world in arts and humanities
    • 306nd highest ranked university in the world in life sciences and medicine
    • 401th highest ranked university in the world in engineering and technology
  • This ranking also publishes results by disciplines:
    • 24th highest ranked university in the world in economics (1st in Spain)
    • Among the 100 top universities in the world in politics and international studies (1st in Spain) and in social policy & administration (1st in Spain)
    • Among the 150 top universities in the world in linguistics (2nd in Spain), sociology (2nd in Spain), in communication and media studies (3rd in Spain), in philosophy (3rd in Spain), in accounting and finance, and in law
    • Among the 200 top universities in the world in modern languages and in biology
    • Among the 250 top universities in the world in business management and management studies
    • Among the 300 top universities in the world in medicine
    • Among the 350 top universities in the world in mathematics
    • Among the 500 top universities in the world in engineering electrical and electronic ​
  • Shangai Ranking (2021) by subjects:
    • 22nd of the world in public health (1st in Spain)
    • 40th of the world in economics (1st in Spain)
    • Among the 75 top universities in the world in biological sciences (1st in Spain) and in statistics (1st in Spain)
    • Among the 100 top universities in the world  in political sciences (1st in Spain) and in biotechnology (2nd in Spain)
    • Among the 150 top universities in the world in psychology
    • Among the 200 top universities in the world  in communication, in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, in human biological sciences, in environmental sciences and engineering and in medical technology
    • Among the 300 top universities in the world in clinical medicine and in education
  • U.S. News & World Report (2022):
    • 20th of the world in public, environmental and occupational health
    • 66th of the world in molecular biology and genetics
    • 80th of the world in cell biology
    • 113rd of the world in arts and humanities
    • 129th of the world in economics and business
    • 158th of the world in social sciences and public health
    • 161st of the world in psychiatry/psychology
    • 167th of the world in neuroscience and behavior
    • 181st of the world in environment/ecology
    • 202nd of the world in biology and biochemistry
    • 276th of the world in computer science 
  • Leiden ranking (2022) by fields:
    • 23th highest ranked university in the world, 2nd in Europe and 1st in Spain in physical sciences and engineering
    • 42th highest ranked university in the world15th in Europe and 1st in Spain in social sciences and humanities
    • 84th highest ranked university in the world43th in Europe and 1st  in Spain in life and earth sciences
    • 84th highest ranked university in the world48th in Europe and 2nd in Spain in biomedical and health sciences
  • Ranking 'El Mundo' (2022)
    • 1st in economics, in labour relations and in political and administration sciences
    • 2nd in finance and accounting and in audiovisual communication
    • 4th in journalism and in law
    • 5th in business management and administration and in translation and interpretation